The origins and beginning of the Kente cloth dates as far back to 12th century Africa, in the country of Ghana and the Ashanti people. The Kente cloth was worn by Kings, Queens, and important figures of state in Ghana's society during ceremonial events and special occasions.
Each Ashanti king would create a new Kente design after close consultation with master weavers during his reign. This new Kente design had to be chosen with great care because its pattern and symbolic meaning would always be associated with this particular king, the memory never forgotten.
The Kente cloth received its name from the term "kenten," which means "basket," because of the cloth's woven design. Each Kente pattern was unique and had its own name.
Weavers used vibrant and bright colors and complex designs to portray the cloth's profound philosophical meaning. Kente cloths have evolved to come to represent the history, philosophy, ethics, and moral values of thr Ghanaian culture.
Kente cloths are worn in the United States as a part of church celebrations and school graduation ceremonies; for Juneteenth, Kwanzaa, and other holidays; and as a means of connecting African Americans to their African origins.
In Ghana most couples use kente for their weddings hence the ter styles for royalty. Ladies are very complicated creatures or so they say, they love to be pampered, celebrated, appreciated and cherished.
Most ladies will prefer their wedding being special, infact they would love their wedding ceremony to be like those of royal blood . Weddings are a special ceremony for both the bride and groom and even their families, their attire must be flawless and they must look extraordinarily beautiful. Kente makes you look unique and exquisite this is why kente clothes are mostly used when people are getting married.
Today I bring you 5 special kente styles that will make you look like royalty.
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